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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,692 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Mark5252, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of happygnome
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at o'neills in rochester, mn

a: pours a nice golden color with about a quarter inch of head that dissapers fast leaving a little lacing on the top of the beer as well as around the edge of the glass
s: sweet malts in the very initial, followed heavily by citrusy piny and mabey earthy hop bitterness
t: hops hops hops, citrusy piny are the two most previlant hints of earthy hops as well
m: medium bodied beer with little carbonatoin

overall, i really enjoyed this brew and i think i will order it again some time, unfortunatly not a sessionable brew

happygnome, May 27, 2008
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful rich golden-copper with a stark white frothy cap that leaves behind some nice spotty lacing.

Powerful hops are definitely in there... centennial? zesty aroma with notes of pine, citrus, juniper, and a bit of subtle pale malt... bready aroma.

Taste is hoppy! In the best way. pine up front, yielding way to an herbaly citrus zest. It fades to a piquant piney-junipery-herbal bitterness that is interesting. A good bit of caramel maltiness and a touch of near-yeasty breadiness help balance the powerful hops. Bitter pine and a good bit of fruity citrusy goodness.

Ample carbonation and moderate body are perfect for the style and the flavors. Interesting mouthfeel is aided by a bit of hoppy astringency and a good bit of pleasant bitterness. Solid.

All in all, drinkable like whoah. Personally, it's not the hop profile I'm head-over-heels for, but everything jives together beautifully and makes a really solid, really drinkable IPA.

djeucalyptus, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +5.5%

LukeGude, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of perrymarcus
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a light orange/copper tone with about an inch and a half of white/off-white head, moderate retention and lacing.

aroma is more or less typical of an ipa, with a hoppy profile being well-defined - notably pine and citrusy (on the latter count, primarily grapefruit). there's a malty presence as well.

taste mosty follows the nose, perhaps a floral note or two... hops are nicely balanced by the malt. a tasty ipa; nothing spectacular, but enjoyable. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average cabronation. i would see nothing wrong with having a couple at a sitting... that is, of course, assuming i was out of better options.

perrymarcus, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of theboozecruise
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a clear golden color with a finger worth of white head. It's got good retention and lacing.

It's got a faint hop smell, you have to get your nose in to pick up some piney aromas. They're good, but need to be more bold!

The taste is a lot more hop forward with a piney flavor and crisp bitterness to it. Pretty good actually, better than the aroma had me expecting.

The crisp bitter flavors linger a little long for my tastes. Good carbonation.

Overall it's pretty good. I like the main flavor a lot.

theboozecruise, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Duvel snifter. Enjoy by Jan 12 2012 stamped on neck.

Appearance - Huge billowing barely offwhite head. Hazy amber body.

Smell - Moderate spicey hop. sweet undercurrent promises to balance out the taste.

Taste - Sweet. Hoppy with a slightly bitter but mostly clean finish. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Almost creamy. A bit sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Decent beer. Some balance. Not particularly complex.

ZenAgnostic, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of supercolter
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty decent offering from Boulder. Appearance is pretty good, oily looking with small head and lots of lacing. Smell is pretty good as well, with some decent dry hops and a bit of candy flavor to it. Taste is good, similar to the smell. Not a lot of malt at all. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, I was expecting it to be more oily. Drinkability is very good for the style.

supercolter, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of Ricochet
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Powerful floral and grapefruit scent and great head with full lace, that's already two plusses, yep, this is an ipa. Lighter orange with slight cloudiness. Mouth is like fruit cocktail??? Yep, the first impression I had was like the lite syrup from a cheap fruit cocktail. Also the note of, furniture polish lemon?? That makes this a very different experience, confusing, but...hell I don't know.

So, it's all hops in this one, grapefruit, unbalanced, raw, like an imperial IPA, yet, there is that detracting finish on this. Maybe they made this way to strong and got the balance off? I love a good IPA but this was off for me.

Needless to say, I don't think I'll be having another.

Ricochet, Jan 28, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sonofliberty2, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of StlHopHead77
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from nitro-tap into a standard pint glass at Global Brew Tap House.

A-Pours out an uber-cloudy,creamy orange with a tight,dense,creamy,snow white head of two fingers that resembled whipped vanilla yogurt,lasted for the duration of the pint and left insanely thick,sticky lacing deposited on every inch of the glass.

S-There really wasn't much here and I know that that can be a result of the nitro-tap so I will keep that in mind.Mild,stale citrus and some biscuity malt mostly.There is also a faint mineral quality to it.

T-There was a little more hop presence here with some subdued citric and pine notes.Once again,a pale ale style malt body was detected.Muted hops and a somewhat bland malt backbone made this beer pretty average.

M-Great mouthfeel.Dense and creamy with a touch of IPA bitterness.More flavor overall would have raised this beer a few notches for me.

O-I need to try this beer from a standar tap to truly see what effect the nitro-tap has on this beer.I was a little dissapointed with this offering.

StlHopHead77, May 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of waughbrew
2.17/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Light orange, big off-white head, some soapy foaminess. Strong lacing. Fresh intense citrus bouquet is sweet like a newly-invented fruit related to grapefruit but less sharp. Flavor starts with a thin sweetness of one-dimensional pink grapefruit that quickly turns bitter. Intense awful finish is certainly related to some harsh household cleanser. Prickly crushed aspirin explodes in my mouth and goes up my nose. Pretty slick and medium-thick until intense bitter finish attacks everything within a cubic meter.

This beer is a trainwreck. This is what happens when hops are added in copious amounts with little thought. Oh well, perhaps it cleaned the pipes below my kitchen sink.

waughbrew, Mar 01, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

hockeypuck, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Evarigan, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

robgage, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JandJMD, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

allstar255, Nov 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

TWStandley, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of GreenWBush
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hmm .. cheesily packaged beers often repel me. Such was the case with the bomber of this beer. After exhausting most other options, I gave it a shot.

And i'm glad I did! Hop-heads only. The beer pours a hazy, yeast-clouded golden orange. I could almost take a swim on the beach of bleached frothiness, but don't expect to see more than splotchy lacing on your glass.

You could pitch this beer to a smirnoff ice lover, saying it was an fruit beer. The beer is loaded with pungent whiffs and tastes of grapefruit, mango, papaya, and even limon.

My only complaint about this beer was the slightly metallic bitterness I encountered.

I caught only the occasional glance at malt, but at least there was no overly annoying sweetness at a fairly high ABV.

I do say for the drinkability factor, it rates quite high - you finish your pint before you know it. I would've gone for at least another bomber - seriously!

My fiancee noted that it could possibly be the best late warm summer beer.

GreenWBush, Dec 16, 2003
Photo of nhindian
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a large snifter. Bottle courtesy of 603BeerMe, thanks Clark!

A - Pours a deceivingly pale yellow, almost American Adjunct straw. Probably only a few shades away from clear. However, it does build a huge, pillowy, snow-white 2.5-fingered head. Very good retention and amazing lacing. Absolutely beautiful lacing and it clings on and doesn't move.

S - Smell is definitely more fruit oriented than the normal pine forest smell of other IPAs. There is an underlying nose of pine, but upfront is all orange, grapefruit, mango, and a bit of banana. The bitterness almost exudes from this beer and there is little to none alcohol presence in the aroma. Refreshing; not in the way of a more typical IPA where it's like a wet pine, but in a more tropical and airy way.

T - The taste takes this fruit aspect of the nose and intensifies it. The entire first half of the beer is all grapefruit and especially mango, orange, and some pineapple, which is a welcome change in a style that is full of cookie-cutter IPAs. As in the nose, only slight slight appearances from the pine side of the hops and its all fruit. The thing I keep going back to is the emphasis on mango and orange, which really comes together great. Unfortunately, the bottle I got has a date October 28, 2010, which I can only assume is the Best By date as I received the bottle before then, so I think this beer can be even that much better fresh. On a positive note, the diminished hops allow the hops to really smooth out the overall feel of this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. It is still a bit sticky and leaves a moderate coating on the mouth which kind of detracts. Finish is relatively short with a lasting hop bitterness.

D - Drinkability is high. It may be the fact that this is a bit dated, but I don't feel that the hops really dominate this beer and the silky smooth malts help round this beer out. It's definitely not a hop bomb, and it's not overly bitter besides the residual bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is well-hidden, and it was no problem at all to finish this bomber solo.

nhindian, Nov 25, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mweso2000, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hoagie1973, Jun 20, 2012
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.